Eswatini Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2021 was 25.76%, a 0.25% increase from 2020.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2020 was 25.51%, a 2.67% increase from 2019.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2019 was 22.84%, a 0.04% increase from 2018.
  • Eswatini unemployment rate for 2018 was 22.79%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Eswatini Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 25.76% 0.25%
2020 25.51% 2.67%
2019 22.84% 0.04%
2018 22.79% 0.04%
2017 22.75% 0.03%
2016 22.72% -0.61%
2015 23.33% -0.64%
2014 23.97% -0.58%
2013 24.55% -0.60%
2012 25.15% -0.66%
2011 25.81% -0.59%
2010 26.41% -0.65%
2009 27.05% -0.63%
2008 27.68% -0.56%
2007 28.24% 0.60%
2006 27.64% 0.57%
2005 27.07% 0.54%
2004 26.52% 0.58%
2003 25.94% 0.58%
2002 25.36% 0.53%
2001 24.83% 0.59%
2000 24.24% 0.59%
1999 23.65% 0.57%
1998 23.08% 0.58%
1997 22.50% 0.42%
1996 22.08% 0.43%
1995 21.65% -0.06%
1994 21.71% -0.02%
1993 21.73% -0.03%
1992 21.76% -0.05%
1991 21.81% -0.05%